Commonwealth Games: Birmingham’s official mascot Perry the Bull

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Perry the Bull is the official mascot of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games which begins on Thursday 28th July 2022.

The Commonwealth Games will officially begin today, Thursday 28th July 2022 with the Opening Ceremony in Birmingham.

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Birmingham 2022 has unveiled its official mascot, Perry the Bull, to the world, who is hoping to meet sportspeople, fans and spectators when it comes to the West Midlands city this weekend.

With just a few hours until the games officially start, here’s everything you need to know about Perry the Bull and where to find him…

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Who is Perry the Bull?

Perry is a multicolored bull who will be heavily represented in Birmingham over the next 11 days. British and Birmingham-based actor Guz Khan (man like mobeen) featured Perry on the Birmingham 2022 website and event organizers described their bull as follows: “The best of Brum, second to none, our latest icon is a very special multicolored bull.

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Perry the Ball with para swimmer Lily Rice at Queen’s Baton Relay

“Perry is a real brummie: strong, kind and a little cheeky, and he can’t wait to get the party started in 2022 when he will be seen by more than a billion people around the world.”

Perry the Bull brought to life by the world’s first virtual mascot summit. 50 mascot makers from schools across the West Midlands were able to come together and discuss what they would like for their mascot for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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The aim of the mascot was to represent the identity, history and culture of Birmingham and its environs. Hundreds of entries were received, but ultimately only one lucky winner’s design was chosen.

Why is Perry a cop?

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Birmingham is known for its hundreds of years old Bull Ring market, located near the Bullring shopping centre.

An iconic bronze bull sculpture already stands in the center of Birmingham, but Perry now offers a colorful alternative.

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Perry has multicolored hexagons all over it to show off all the colors of the rainbow as best as possible. The hexagons are also intended to represent the coming together of the Commonwealth in equal partnership with the diverse communities of the West Midlands.

The bull is outfitted with blue, red and yellow stripes on his sports gear depicting the flag of Birmingham and wears a medal around his neck commemorating Birmingham’s historic jewelery district, which was the largest of its kind in Europe.

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The name for Perry comes from Perry Barr, the area of ​​Birmingham where the Alexander Stadium was modernized and remodeled to host the opening and closing ceremonies and athletics events of the Games.

One of the statues on the Perry Trail in Birmingham

What is Perry’s trail?

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Around Birmingham, 17 physical statues and eight digital avatars have been set up as a path in support of Sport Relief.

The trail gives people a chance to take part in fun exercises while visiting Birmingham’s famous attractions.

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Visit the Birmingham 2022 website to find the map with all locations Perry the cops!

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